Goat horns are getting to be a major problem! Can I clip them myself?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by oliviad51, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our male goat had his horns debudded when he was a kid but they still grew. At first I didn't think it would be a problem but they have gotten bigger and bigger and now they have curled around and are going into his eyes! I was wondering if I could clip his horns myself or would it be better to take him to a vet?

    He is now about 2 years old. He is a nigeran dwarf goat so his horns are terribly long but they are pretty strong&thick. If anyone could help, please do so. Thanks in advance:) [​IMG]
     
  2. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO NOT cut them yourself. the horns have a LOT of blood in them and he could quickly bleed to death! take him to a vet . they may only be able to trim them...
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    What she said....!
     
  4. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok! thanks for the quick responses! I will take him to a vet.
     
  5. egg_tastic

    egg_tastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to raise a herd of ADGA Nubians and Saanens. Take him to the vet. They should be able to file them down so they aren't harming the goat.
     

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